Villanova back Chris Bared balanced academics, travel, and soccer so that he could represent Panama at the U20 World Cup in New Zealand.
The 2015 Villanova Men's Soccer schedule includes a strong slate of foes highlighted by home dates with BIG EAST rivals Marquette, Providence, Xavier and Georgetown.
Villanova head coach Tom Carlin announced the addition of assistant coach Trevor Banks to the Wildcats' 2015 staff.
Zach Zandi, who has been a part of the Philadelphia Union Developmental program, is set to enroll at Villanova in time for the fall semester.
Villanova head coach Tom Carlin announced that Mike Montross has been named an assistant coach to fill the void left by the departure of former associate head coach Zach Thornton to the D.C. United.
Two Villanova Wildcats were among those honored when the BIG EAST announced its post-season awards. Senior Aaron Dennis was named second team All-BIG EAST while goalkeeper Will Steiner was named to the All-Rookie unit.
A high-scoring first half determined the contest as No. 23 Providence came from behind and registered a 2-1 victory over the visiting Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday night in Rhode Island in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament.
The Villanova Wildcats have been in playoff mode for most of the last two months after a slow start. On Tuesday night, the new season begins in earnest as the Wildcats meet No. 4 seed Providence.
The bracket for the 2014 BIG EAST Men's Soccer Championship is now set. Villanova is the No. 5 seed and meets fourth seed Providence Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
Villanova knew that it would be the No. 5 seed in next week's BIG EAST Tournament regardless of Friday's outcome. Yet the Wildcats were able to press the Hoyas all day before a late Georgetown goal gave GU the win.
Villanova will say farewell to Colton Bryant, Aaron Dennis, Hayden Harr, J.T. Maurer, Oscar Umar, Matt Wiltse and Andrew Weakly in pre-game ceremonies prior to Friday's match.
Xavier has been one of the BIG EAST's hottest teams over the last five weeks and it grabbed a 1-0 lead over Villanova in the sixth minute. The Wildcats pushed to draw even but were unable to do so.
The Villanova Wildcats (8-5-3 overall, 3-2-2 BIG EAST) began the year with three straight 1-0 losses. But they have rebounded to earn a spot in the BIG EAST Tournament and head to Xavier Saturday seeking more points.